Live Online Classes the week of June 1!

Sat Naam and Namaste!

Here we are, entering the first full week of June. How did we get here??  I feel like it was  a short time ago that we were all surrendering to the changes necessary to support our community through this time of Covid – 19, that was 2 1/2 months ago.  Such a reminder of how there is a need in our lives to surrender to what is, our lives as we have just witnessed, can change in a heartbeat.  We have all had to adapt very quickly to so much, steep learning curves, and we are still going through this evolution.

Slowly things start to reopen, and people are starting to emerge a little more everyday, unsure of next steps.

We continue to offer some classes online; live and recorded.  In our yoga community it will be a bit more time before we can practice in person together again, and when that time comes there are many adaptations to our classes, regulations for your safety, and increased spacing between our mats, that we will need to put in place to ensure responsible and conscious community holding.  Things will change, but being mindful and living in the moment we can all honestly acknowledge they already have.

We will be sending out a newsletter over the next few weeks, informing you of our news and everything we’re so excited for as we contemplate this next chapter for Surya Daya.  Our priority is to  deepen the way we can be of service, and to support you the best way we can in our new way of being in this world.

We need yoga and meditation now, more than ever.

If it resonates for you, take some time to write down your vision for your life.  What are you ready to let go of and what would you like to welcome in?  Your vision for yourself as a result of this time and how it has, and  continues, to affect you.  I invite you to reflect on how you’d like to feel inhabiting your physical and emotional body, write about your vision for the world.  Dive deep here, pull out the most intimate details of this vision, and put it somewhere you will read often.

“Your vision should be what is most important to you, what you believe is most fundamental to your ability to be your best self, to be at peace with yourself, to be whole.”

Jon Kabat-Zinn (Full Catastrophe Living)

 

Please know, even from a distance, we are here holding safe space for you.

It is important to for us to continue to make our support and our yoga resources accessible and available to YOU, regardless of your present situation.  This is a time like no other where we need these tools and techniques, and the healing that happens when we dive a little deeper into our practice.

If you have been affected financially by COVID-19, and if it would be uncomfortable for you to have to start paying for our live classes, then we want you to simply register and show up  – there is no pressure of payment.

Some of us have decided to continue to offer our online classes (live and recorded practices), even after we can reopen our doors – wherever those doors may end up being.

We invite you to sign up for the classes you’d like to attend in the following way.

  • To sign up for the Live Stream Class first go to our class schedule
  • Second, just click on the class (es) you’d like to attend that week (or the weeks ahead) and the system will walk you through the registration process.  Please note you do need to reserve your spot a minimum of 6 hours before the class start time.   It’s easy, and only requires your name and email address to reserve your spot.
  • Once you have signed up for, and reserved your spot for any of our  classes, you will receive a confirmation email stating the Class Name, Date and Time you are signed up for.
  • 20 minutes before the classes you have registered for,  you will receive a second email with the Zoom access link and password for the class.  Click on the link to join the class via Zoom.

Payment options

We do have several different tiers of consideration for payment that we are offering.  If you are able to contribute a little, we would ask you to consider our pay what you can model – where you can simply send us an etransfer in the amount that you’re able, either class by class, or as a lump sum amount.  As I mentioned, our primary intent is to help support you right now, whatever that needs to look like with your present situation.

  • If you have an existing Class Pass in our system, we will be using those passes automatically (apart from the monthly unlimited passes unless you have directed us otherwise). Once you’re registered we can better keep track of your attendance and more efficiently use your pass.  However, if you would prefer to NOT use your studio passes until we can do in person community classes, then please send us an email at info@suryadaya.ca and we will continue to keep  your pass on hold during this time, but you still need to register. 
  • We have created a new Online live class option – with a drop – in fee of $7.00 to purchase click here or a 10 class live on-line pass package for $70 to purchase click here.  These new online passes can be purchased through our website or you can send an e-transfer to info@suryadaya.ca.  These passes do not expire and will extend  beyond the closure to once we’re able to practice together again for our continued online options.
  • If you don’t have a studio pass, no worries and no stress – remember we’re a yoga studio, the last thing we want to create for you is stress.  We have our pay what you can option  (these payments can be sent via e-transfer to info@suryadaya.ca or you can mail cheques made out to Surya Daya, PO Box 867, Almonte, ON, K0A 1A0.  Just send us an email to let us know, no amount is to small, here you get to choose.

 

AGAIN:

  • Once you have signed up for, and reserved your spot for any of our  classes, you will receive a confirmation email stating the Class Name, Date and Time you are signed up for.
  • 20 minutes before the classes you have registered for,  you will receive a second email with the Zoom access link and password for the class.  Click on the link to join the class via Zoom.
  • You will not be prompted to make a payment in the registration process, that is done either by etransfer, sending an email if you are mailing us a cheque, or by credit card on our website
  • If you register for any of Amber’s classes (Tuesday afternoon or Saturday morning), even if you’re not able to attend, she is now sending out a link to a recorded version of the class for you to practice along with her at any time.  These will be for personal practice only, but you are required to register to receive the recorded session.

If ANY of this is confusing, then please take a deep breath and take your time reading over all this information a second time. If it is still confusing, then please give me us a call at 613-451-2891 or send us an email at info@suryadaya.ca

We are here to support you, through this time and beyond.  We are excited at what the future holds for all of us.  It may look different, but hopefully we are all being given this time of uncertainty to clarify what is truly important as we move forward in our lives.

We have evolved our logo to mark this transition in our history, it’s new colours and iteration, are a symbol of hope, a reminder of the power of community and how we all support and uplift one another to thrive in body, mind and spirit.  Stay tuned……..

Take good care, always,

With so much love, Amber, and all of us at Surya Daya.

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